Fury 1500 by AME, USA
Fury is a long-endurance (more than 16 hours), long range (supporting missions at ranges up to 1500 nm (ferry range), Fury 1500 has a cruising speed of 65-95 kt and operating ceiling of 18,000 ft. And dash speed of 116 kt) Based on an advanced and efficient 14.3 ft. (3.7 m’) span ‘flying wing’ design the Fury 1500 has a payload carrying capability of 75-125 pounds (over three times its empty weight), the Fury can be configured with different payload bays above or below the forward section or underwing. In addition to the large payload capacity volume, the aircraft has ample on-board power (up to 2000 watts of continuous power) to drive power hungry payloads such as EW jammers. To protect on board avionics from the strong RF emissions the Fury 1500 offers ‘shielded avionics’ which will also protects the drone in case it is being jammed by the enemy.
According to the manufacturer, the UAV maintain a low acoustic signature while cruising or loitering, therefore maintaining the element of surprise through covert action. To support the Fury 1500 over a long range, three independent datalinks can be employed, offering line-of-sight, beyond line of sight Common Data Link (CDL) compatible communications and an IRIDIUM satellite low-data-rate control link. The company is currently working on the integration of a miniature satellite communications terminal to offer high data rate for video download.
The Fury 1500 has a maximum take-off weight of more than 300 lbs, of which the empty weight is only 65 lbs. (29.5 kg). The maximum payload is 75-125 lbs, plus 27 lbs (12.2 kg) of fuel. The system is designed to be launched and recovered from austere locations including both maritime and littoral environments. The small logistical footprint includes a pneumatic launcher, portable GCS, and collapsible recovery system (water and land). This system employs a field deployable arresting net and a ‘trampoline’ eliminating landing impact, protecting the belly mounted payloads Sealed wire-harnesses and components as well as water proof connectors allow for various types of waterborne recovery.